2020 Audio Storytelling (Smaller Newsroom) Winner
About the Winner
APM Reports staffer Lauren Brown, a Black University of Missouri graduate, brought her unique perspective to APM’s documentary on the 2015 protests at the University of Missouri. What Brown saw was “Black Mizzou,” a thriving campus-within-a-campus that Black students have built over decades to make the university a more welcoming place.
Supporting Staff: Sabby Robinson, Chris Julin, Catherine Winter, and Alex Baumhardt
Comments from the Judges
“Moving, disturbing, a daring nontraditional approach that gives us deep insights into the experience of Black students on college campuses.”
“This first-person account of racial tensions at the University of Missouri is a good example of how a reporter can use personal experience to provide valuable insights when telling a complicated story.”